Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille

Pros & Cons

  • Smooth and strong power from Northstar V8, spacious and comfortable cabin, admirable handling for a sedan of its size, easy-to-use DVD navigation system.
  • Lacks the upscale image of its competition, interior materials should be better for the price.
List Price
$7,494

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A traditional Cadillac for the traditional Cadillac buyer, the Deville offers a plush ride, plenty of room and surprisingly adept road manners, not to mention all the latest high-tech features.

2005 Highlights

The DeVille receives no major changes for 2005. The optional Night Vision infrared head-up display system will only be available on DeVilles built early in the model year; the feature will be dropped in mid-2005.

Scorecard

Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Cadillac DeVille.

Average user rating: 4.5 stars
54 total reviews
5 star reviews: 68%
4 star reviews: 20%
3 star reviews: 6%
2 star reviews: 2%
1 star reviews: 4%

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  • appearance
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  • value
  • engine
  • fuel efficiency
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • ride quality
  • driving experience
  • safety
  • road noise
  • acceleration
  • sound system
  • wheels & tires
  • technology
  • warranty
  • interior
  • comfort
  • seats
  • handling & steering
  • maintenance & parts
  • climate control
  • dashboard
  • lights
  • oil
  • infotainment system
  • transmission
  • electrical system
  • doors
  • visibility
  • off-roading
  • steering wheel

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.75/5 stars, I love my car!
Phillip,
DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Bought our 2005 DTS in 2008 with only 35000 miles. Certified Used. We love this car, big, comfortable, and good gas mileage for a tank of this size (around 26 on the highway and 19 in the city) DTS has the tighter suspension and is very agile and doesn't feel like my grandmothers "floating" DeVille. Im a tall guy at 6ft1in and it gives me plenty of room while doing the same for the rear seat passengers. Has every option and gadget and I love it. Our next Car will be a DTS!
4.75/5 stars, First DeVille
Paul,
4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
This is our first Cadillac. We purchased it as a certified pre-owned car at a reasonable price. The warranty and the car have more than exceeded our expectations.
5/5 stars, The Everyman's American V8 Luxury Sedan
John,
4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Hello All, I hope you find this review helpful, if not too long! I bought this car after my previous car, a 2006 Chrysler 300, was totalled in a highway pileup (too many bad drivers out there). I bought the Deville for $3,000 with 96,000 miles on it - it was finally time. It was a one-owner, owned by an older gentleman who only took it for service to the dealer he bought it from in '05, a HUGE plus and reassurance. I had been craving a V8-powered American sedan for years, and this one won me over. It may be the finest example of a car of my craving for the price. First, a few impressions on the engine, transmission and ride. The engine is the famed Northstar V8, which in this base trim level provides 275 horsepower and 300 (!) lb. ft. of torque. The engine is an absolute gem, it has fantastic power, sounds awesome, and gets very good fuel economy for a V8 (I get 22.5 mpg mostly highway). It is famed for these good traits, but also for some bad ones too, unfortunately. All Northstars are known to be oil burners; mine has yet to need a top-off (in about a month of ownership), but I know most need to be watched with the eye of a hawk, as they can burn oil very fast. Secondly, and more seriously, these engines are infamous for blowing head gaskets, which lead to repairs that can cost anywhere from $2,000 up to even $3,500+. The problem is not the gasket itself, but the head bolts, which often pull out of the aluminum block, lifting the gaskets and causing overheating. 1997-1999 Northstars are by far the worst, stay away at all costs. 2000 saw a lengthening of the head bolts, which helped some. Your best bet is a 2005 or newer Northstar, as these head bolts were not only lengthened, but also had a coarser thread that virtually fixed the issue. Get a 2005+ if possible!! It is well worth it, what an engine. Make sure you flush your coolant at least once a year, to help keep the engine running cool and increase life. The transmission is a 4-speed, which is adequate. Its pretty reliable as long as you treat it well. The car could be infinitely better with a 5- or 6-speed (for fuel economy and performance), but the 4-speed is good enough for a car like this. And the ride - oh man, THE RIDE. It is far and away the best part of the experience. You simply waft down the road. It's incredible. Stepping inside the cab, your comfort experience is further increased with incredibly comfortable leather seats, wood-grain trim, and solid, durable construction that pleases the eye as well as the hand. My Deville is the base model, but strangely, it came loaded with basically every option minus Night Vision, fog lights and stability control. It has heated and cooled power memory seats (front and back are heated, only front seats cooled), sunroof, OnStar, Sirius XM, heated steering wheel, dual-zone automatic climate control, auto headlights, CD, the works. The seats are supremely comfortable, and the heated seat function is terrific (3 levels of heat). The car comes with 4 power outlets, 2 front, 2 back. There is a vast amount of room as well, tons of space for 5 adults. The radio, cruise control and Driver Information Center controls are intuitive, with many controls on the steering wheel. The fit and finish is excellent. The trunk is also HUGE - the Mafia jokes never cease! There are a few minor complaints, however. The climate controls are a annoying - the buttons are not intuitive at all. I may be old-school, but dials work so well for fan speed and zone - why switch to an up-down button (for both) to navigate? And also, when you press the A/C button, the light indicator "A/C off" turns on, and shuts off on a second press. Why not say "A/C on?" Too confusing! If the icon isn't lit, I believe the A/C is on, if it is lit, the A/C is off, still not sure! Why do this GM?? Second, the battery is NOT in the engine bay, nor in the trunk - its under the rear seat. Yes, that's right! Definitely not a hazard! Typical of 2000's GM.I sure hope there is no leak of any sort - talk about heated seats! The only other thing I can think of is the lack of stability control as standard. I believe every Cadillac should have it standard. All in all, this is a fantastic buy for the price - you simply won't get more for less. It's been problem-free so far. Make sure to have some $$ set aside for potential repairs, but if you can find a low-mileage example, I don't know why you wouldn't pull the trigger. If you dream of Uncle Sam, 8 cylinders, La-Z-Boys and room for all your friends, you can't go wrong here! What a car!
4.5/5 stars, 1st caddy
chrisptown,
4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
purch. cert. used. 1st caddy. the only drawback and it's a big one is the seats. Watch if you're buying with cooled seats, they are very firm, and the leather trim is quite low quality. the upscale DTS DHS have softer leather.


Features & Specs

Base MSRP
$46,045
MPG & Fuel
15 City / 22 Hwy / 18 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 18 gal. capacity
Seating
6 seats
Drivetrain
Type: front wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Engine
V8 cylinder
Horsepower: 275 hp @ 5600 rpm
Torque: 300 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm
Basic Warranty
4 yr./ 50000 mi.
Dimensions
Length: 207.2 in. / Height: 56.7 in. / Width: 74.5 in.
Curb Weight: 3978 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 19.1 cu.ft.

Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverRating
Rollover5 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated



FAQ

Is the Cadillac DeVille a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 DeVille both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Cadillac DeVille fuel economy, so it's important to know that the DeVille gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg to 19 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the DeVille has 19.1 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Cadillac DeVille. Learn more

Is the Cadillac DeVille reliable?

To determine whether the Cadillac DeVille is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the DeVille. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the DeVille's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2005 Cadillac DeVille a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 Cadillac DeVille is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 DeVille is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2005 Cadillac DeVille?

The least-expensive 2005 Cadillac DeVille is the 2005 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $46,045.

Other versions include:

  • 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $46,045
  • DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $51,600
  • DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $51,600
  • Livery Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) which starts at $46,430
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What are the different models of Cadillac DeVille?

If you're interested in the Cadillac DeVille, the next question is, which DeVille model is right for you? DeVille variants include 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), and Livery Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A). For a full list of DeVille models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2005 Cadillac DeVille

Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille Overview

The Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille is offered in the following submodels: DeVille Sedan. Available styles include 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), and Livery Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A). Pre-owned Cadillac DeVille models are available with a 4.6 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 290 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2005 Cadillac DeVille?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2005 DeVille 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2005 DeVille.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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What's a good price for a New Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille?

Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $46,840. The average price paid for a new Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is trending $44,156 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $44,156 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,684.

The average savings for the Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is 94.3% below the MSRP.

Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille Livery Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille Livery Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $47,225. The average price paid for a new Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille Livery Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is trending $44,248 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $44,248 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,977.

The average savings for the Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille Livery Fleet 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is 93.7% below the MSRP.

Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $52,395. The average price paid for a new Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is trending $49,396 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $49,396 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,999.

The average savings for the Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is 94.3% below the MSRP.

Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A)

The Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $52,395. The average price paid for a new Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is trending $49,243 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $49,243 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $3,152.

The average savings for the Used 2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A) is 94% below the MSRP.

Which used 2005 Cadillac DeVilles are available in my area?

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What is the MPG of a 2005 Cadillac DeVille?

2005 Cadillac DeVille 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
18 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/22 highway MPG

2005 Cadillac DeVille DTS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
19 compined MPG,
16 city MPG/24 highway MPG

2005 Cadillac DeVille DHS 4dr Sedan (4.6L 8cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
18 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/22 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG18
Transmission4-speed automatic
Drive Trainfront wheel drive
Displacement4.6 L
Passenger Volume134.4 cu.ft.
Wheelbase115.3 in.
Length207.2 in.
Width74.5 in.
Height56.7 in.
Curb Weight3978 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2005 Cadillac DeVille?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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